ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association will present the Richard R. Rubin Award to Robert M. Anderson, EdD. This award recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding and/or innovative contributions to the study and understanding of behavioral aspects of diabetes. Dr. Anderson will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 75th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 5-9, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
Currently Professor Emeritus in The Department of Learning Health Systems at the University of Michigan, Dr. Anderson has served as a leader in the patient empowerment movement fostering the adoption of patient-centered collaborative diabetes care. His work has helped healthcare professionals examine their philosophies and beliefs about how care and education are delivered and has established the evidence base for patient empowerment through clinical trials performed over the course of two decades.
Dr. Anderson has published more than 150 articles, chapters and books, delivered lectures and workshop presentations in more than 30 countries and collaborated with investigators in the United Kingdom and Mexico to incorporate the empowerment approach into diabetes care guidelines in those countries.
Dr. Anderson will deliver the Richard R. Rubin Award Lecture "How My Hatred of School Led to a Passionate Commitment to Patient Empowerment" on Saturday, June 6.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
SOURCE American Diabetes Association